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Enhance your tech skills for free with Lynda.com

By on August 2, 2017

Need to improve your skills or learn a new software package for your current position? Lynda.com is an online training program provided free to all faculty and staff with valid GatorLink credentials.

First release of UF COMPASS introduces changes to admissions, student records and data

By on August 2, 2017

The first release of UF COMPASS (the Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services) will go live Aug. 7, introducing changes to business processes tied to admissions, student records and the maintenance of registry and biographical/demographic data (citizenship, visa and ethnicity).

UFIT to offer Course Mapping Camp Aug. 9 and 10

By on July 12, 2017

New and returning instructors can learn how to create a pedagogically sound blueprint for online, flipped or hybrid courses during a “Course Mapping Camp” to be held Aug. 9 and 10 at Turlington Hall. The camp is free and open to all instructors regardless of discipline and is limited to the first 20 enrollees.

Supervisors can now approve time quickly and easily via ONE.UF

By on July 12, 2017

UFIT recently completed updates to the ONE.UF portal. ONE.UF’s new public-facing landing page now provides information about current and upcoming features as well as a revamped search engine that enables users to quickly navigate to self-service tasks. 

New features coming to ONE.UF June 10

By on June 7, 2017

On June 10, ONE.UF will launch a new public landing page, student workspace and staff workspace, along with other features.

Did You Know? Enhanced UF Dropbox for Education Service is FREE!

By on June 7, 2017

UF faculty and staff can get a free Dropbox for Education account.

COMPASS: Progress Update on UF’s New Student Information System

By on April 5, 2017

Teams of staff from across campus are diligently working on the multi-project COMPASS Program. The projects are all focused on modernizing the way UF receives and interacts with student data, from a students’ initial applications, through their academic career, and continuing as alumni.

PrintSmart Convenience Fee Reduction for Xerox 8900

By on April 5, 2017

In response to your feedback regarding the cost of the convenience fee for the 8900, UF Procurement and Xerox have mutually agreed to amend the convenience fee on the model 8900 to match that of the 6605.

New university policy protects remote access

By on March 1, 2017

A new UF Remote Access Policy was recently introduced to protect university resources and data from attack and unauthorized internet access. The policy defines how UF will allow remote access connection to its information systems and networks and requires all methods used to connect remotely to a UF system or service be approved by the Vice President and CIO.

COMPASS implements room-scheduling, provides “sneak peek”

By on January 11, 2017

COMPASS’s room-scheduling system is already providing room, event and resource scheduling services to the Levin College of Law, the Warrington College of Business, the six health-related colleges within the Health Science Center, and the O’Connell Center. The Reitz Union, the University Athletic Association and the University of Florida Foundation also use EMS now for scheduling services.

UF Dropbox for Education provides easy file sharing for faculty and staff

By on January 11, 2017

In May, 2016, UFIT launched the Dropbox for Faculty service. The service is now available to all faculty and staff to share files for academic, administrative, and research purposes using the same interface and functionalities everyone is accustomed to using.

New process for reserving space on myUFL splash page

By on December 7, 2016

UFIT recently transferred management of the myUFL homepage, or “splash page,” to the Office of University Relations. The splash page was also upgraded to match the appearance of the university’s new web template launched earlier this year.

Tips for shopping safely this holiday season

By on December 7, 2016

It's possible to be vigilant about cyber-crime and still enjoy holiday shopping. Here are some tips, whether you are searching for that perfect gift at the mall or on your phone.

New look and feel for UF login page, effective Nov. 6

By on November 2, 2016

A new login page for all services requiring GatorLink authentication will go live on Sunday, Nov. 6. The login page has been redesigned to match the updated UF web template and brand standards launched in spring of 2016.

Cyberattacks on UF increasingly sophisticated

By on November 2, 2016

Recent phishing campaigns targeting UF faculty and staff have shown an increasing sophistication, posing an increasing threat to UF. While previous attempts were generally obvious due to spelling errors or recognizable mistakes in content or layout, recent phishing emails have been difficult to immediately distinguish from genuine, UF department-sent emails.

Scott Nygren Scholars Studio opens at Library West

By on October 6, 2016

The Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, located in Rm. 212 of Library West, is an emerging community center for digital scholarship (DS) and digital humanities (DH) at the University of Florida. Open to faculty and graduate students, the Studio aims to support collaborative research and practice, offering the technology necessary for users to make new intellectual contributions in their fields.

COMPASS explored new functionality and requirements with campus representatives in September

By on October 6, 2016

Through a series of six COMPASS information gathering sessions held over four days, representatives from UF colleges and units assembled to share their areas’ unique business requirements on topics relating to the development of the new student systems.

Is your UF online content accessible?

By on September 6, 2016

Do you create Word docs and PDFs that end up online? You may think of ADA and accessibility laws as relating to only physical spaces—ensuring that those who utilize devices for mobility can access buildings. But federal ADA compliance covers much more, including the ability to read all online documentation needed for university success.

UF successfully implements Coalition application for first-time college students

By on September 6, 2016

When the University of Florida opened its undergraduate application cycle to prospective freshmen in August 2016, it premiered a new consortium application through the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (mycoalition.org).

PrintSmart reminds users to be wary of toner scams

By on August 2, 2016

UF departments continue to be victimized by telemarketers presenting themselves as Xerox representatives selling toner for their PrintSmart device. Please note that this is a scam. Xerox will never call and solicit information in order to send supplies.